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Am I Too Old For This?

GWAR is coming to town. That is right, the almighty GWAR, whom I have already seen live about 10 times, but really, the show never gets old. So when I heard that one of the greatest club acts in the history of rock was roaring through my state, I realized I had to go. I do not care that it is on a Tuesday night, and I have to be at work on Wednesday morning...after all it is GWAR. So I start trying to wrangle up a friend or two to go with me to the show...and to my surprise, I find NO ONE to go with me. My trusted concert companion declined, as did the rest of my concert crew. I have one potential prospect, but it is a long shot.

So it got me thinking...have I gotten too old for a GWAR show but I am the only one who doesn't realize it? Ten years ago, it was never a problem to get a crew together for a show. Have my friends matured and left me behind...a sad man-child unable to find a friend? What a downer!

Really, I love a GWAR show. The stage show is unmatched, and their musicianship (while often uncredited) is fantastic. Understandably, 10 years ago, I would have been up front getting soaked with blood (and other fluids), but now I just hang out in the back, try to stay dry, and just watch the craziness that is the show. But, at 35, am I the old guy at the club or the guy who stayed WAY too long at the party? Please, someone talk me off the edge of this cliff...

Reader Comments (11)

You are always only as old as you feel. Just because the others decided to get boring, it doesn't mean you have to follow the heard. Go to the gig, even if you find no one else. Maybe it's time to find new friends. ;)
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
Enjoy your self. Go to the show. In the immortal words of Dee Snider & Twisted Sister, "I'll Never Grow Up!" Words to live by, For the last 30 years.
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Go...I love being the old guy at shows...39. I have my crew that goes too, and we always have fun...GWAR was just here last month...

It's fun passing on the torch to the younger crew, but I (we) still can hand with the best of them!!!
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkryg1171
And it should be "hang"...not "hand"...
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkryg1171
35? Your a puppy compared to me bud!! This old bastard is 47. Fucke 'em all I say.Go and have a blast. You can always look at it from this perspective. You're younger than the guys in GWAR.....8>)
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Im the same way. I used to never miss GWAR. Now I rarely go and when I do I hide in the back. LOL.
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Yes! Grow up dammit!! hehe... just kidding.
December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Hey, man, GO!

Remember, everyone at the GWAR show, young and old, all have one thing in common:


The last several shows I've been to, tho not quite like GWAR, no doubt, have an audience that's like half young people.

Kix, M3, Shiprocked! all had a ton of kids (literally) from age 7 to 19 and young people in their twenties.

And I can't tell you how many shows I've gone to by myself where I've wound up hangin' with the band at the bar or talkin' up perfect strangers.

And I owe it all to the band we all came to see, as that is the main topic of conversation.

Heck, I even kissed a hot brunette who's half my age, after one show and I'm probably gonna see her at Buckcherry next month!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I am now 48 yrs old...I still get shivers when I hear a good new band. I still go to clubs and see bands...many times when my wife is not in the mood I simply take off by myself and drive for miles to see a show...rather than waste time trying to round people up...ya my friends always say,"why didnt you call me" but I know they always say no so...the list of bands I've seen in the last 33 yrs is totally unbelievable...sure I am very often the old guy at the show, but then I've seen more scenesters come and go then I can remember...and the great thing is that now that I'm older, I have no problem approaching bands and talking to them and buying them a drink, as most times the bands are really down and out struggling,...just do what you enjoy never know when today could be your last so......
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwiggy25
I'm 38 and I go to concerts by myself all the time, sometimes driving a couple hours for a really great show. Unless it's a big name band or a show at a major arena, I also have a hard time getting friends to go to shows, especially the club shows. I'm not missing out though, why miss out on a great show and great music? I do find myself lingering off to the side or at the back at some of these shows so I don't get swept into pits, I never could understand why people do that. I'd rather hear the music and see the show!

I missed GWAR when they came by my area but I have the new album and Bloody Pit Of Horror is really good.

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December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
Since when is 35 old?? Dude, you've got a loooooot of years ahead of you and if you start thinking you're old now, you'll be miserable by 50. Do what you want, when you want, and everyone else be damned!!!
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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